Torch and Twang

Tuesdays 8 P.M. – Midnight

Progressive Torch & Twang is unlike any country radio show you’ve heard before. You won’t find the over produced, over cliché “country” that is clogging up the commercial radio airwaves. No Toby Keith or Taylor Swift here. Every Tuesday 8-Midnight, hosts Eric & Alyssa bring you the best from the vast world of americana. All your favorites from bluegrass, folk, alternative country, rockabilly, zydeco, and more find a home on Torch & Twang. From big name stars like The Avett Brothers and Ryan Adams to small time, no name bands you’ve never heard of. Plus country greats of old like Johnny Cash and Hank Williams. Torch & Twang also promotes Michigan’s long standing tradition of incredible bluegrass and folk music by supporting all of your favorite local americana groups.

You’ll also hear numerous in-studio interviews and performances that give insight into the minds of the people behind the music. You’ll be kept up to date on all the concert happenings from Detroit to Grand Rapids and have the opportunity to win goodies with giveaways, including concert tickets, CDs and more!

If you’re a long time fan, or newcomer, to americana music, Progressive Torch & Twang is a must have in your Tuesday night!

Torch & Twang 9/16/14

Tonight on this edition of T&T we are sampling from the Goat Rodeo Sessions, a collaboration of Yo-yo Ma, Chris Thile among others. You don’t want to miss it! New music as always at 10.


**PLAYLIST

Noah Gundersen- Poor Man’s Son- Ledges

Stu Larsen- Pocket Full Of Coins- Vagabond

Ivan & Alyosha- I Wanna Be Your Man- All The Times We Had

Old Crow Medicine Show- Firewater- Remedy

_____

Trampled By Turtles- Western World- Wild Animals

The Show Ponies- Gone- We’re Not Lost

Shovels & Rope- Coping Mechanism- Swimmin’ Time

Finnders & Young- Hey Ramona- I Don’t Want Love You Won’t Give Until I Cry

_____

David Mayfield- Caution- Strangers

St. Paul & The Broken Bones- Grass Is Greener- Half The City

Mustered Courage- Allegheny- Powerlines

Honeyboy Edwards- Big Fat Mama- Mississippi Delta Bluesman

_____

Pokey LaFarge- The Devil Ain’t Lazy- Pokey LaFarge

Chatham County Line- The Traveler- Tightrope

Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis- Carousel- Our Year

_____

TORCH RECOMMENDS

The Goat Rodeo Sessions-

The Goat Rodeo Sessions-

The Goat Rodeo Sessions-

The Goat Rodeo Sessions-

_____

Lera Lynn- Out To Sea- Single

Neil Young- For The Turnside

Haas Kowert Tice- Down The Hatch- You Got This

Justin Townes Earle- Single Mothers- Single Mothers

The Duhks- Beyond The Blue- Beyond The Blue

_____

Quaker City Nighthawks- Darlington County- Dead Man’s Town

Hank Williams- My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It- Millennium Collection

Mandolin Orange- Calvary- This Side Of Jordan

_____

Secret Sisters- The One I Love Is Gone- The Secret Sisters

Caroline Rose- Time Spent, Money Grow!- I Will Not Be Afraid

Kevin Lee Florence- Alone & Everything- Given

_____

Goodnight, Texas- I’m Going To Work On Maggie’s Farm Forever- A Long Life Of Living

Goodnight, Texas- Old St. John- A Long Life Of Living

Goodnight, Texas- California You’re A Hole In My Heart- A Long Life Of Living

Goodnight, Texas- The Railroad- A Long Life Of Living

Goodnight, Texas- Plan Of Attack- A Long Life Of Living

_____

Mac Wiseman- Old Rattler- Songs From My Mother’s Hand

Ben Glover- Oh Soul- Atlantic

Ben Glover- Prisoner- Atlantic

Glen Hasard- You Will Become- Rhythm and Repose

_____

Israel Nash- Who In Time- Rain Plans

Kebmo- More For Your Money- Bluesamericana

Over The Rhine- Gonna Let My Soul Catch My Body- Meet Me At The Edge Of The World

Willie Nelson- Wives and Girlfriends- Band of Brothers

Milk Carton Kids- White Girl- Look Again To The Wind

_____

Matt Harlan- Raven Hotel- Raven Hotel

Drew Kennedy- Jackson Square- Wide Listener

Will Kimbrough- Let The Big World Spin- Sideshow Love

The Doc Marshalls- Here They Come- Look Out, Compadre

_____

Cahalen Morrison- The Flower Of Muscle Shoals- The Flower Of Muscle Shoals

Cahalen Morrison- Sorrow Lines The Highway Of Regret- The Flower Of Muscle Shoals

Jacob Montague- Railroad Tracks- Northwinds

Josh Garrels- Sailor’s Waltz- The Sea Between

Halfway Poem- Spirits of the Red City- Jula

Grey Reverend- Everlasting- A Hero’s Lie

____

Guy Davis- Lost Again- Juba Dance

Turchi- Big Mama’s Door- Can’t Bury Your Past

Andrew Bird- Three White Horses- Three White Horses

Torch & Twang 9/9/14

Tonight we’re shining a light on Sugar + The Hi Lows, as well as my pal Jacob Montague’s newest album Northwinds. There will surely be some new music at 10, so stick around!


**PLAYLIST

Scott H. Biram- Slow & Easy- Nothin’ But Blood

Haas Kowert Tice- Down the Hatch- You got this

Matt Harlan- Old Spanish Moss- Raven Hotel

Mia Dyson- That Sugar- Idyllwild

Shovels & Rope- When The Devil Is All Around- Swimmin’ Time

Pokey LaFarge- Central Time- Pokey LaFarge

Read More…

Torch & Twang 9/2/14

Tonight our newest artist to find the T&T spotlight is Katie Buchanan, and her EP, GO. We have great new records from Cowbell, Greensky Bluegrass, and a tribute to Born In The USA! All activities start at 8, tune in for the treats!


**PLAYLIST

Mustered Courage- Behind The Bullet- Powerlines

Butch Walker- The Battle vs. The War- Single

Curtis McMurtry- Ghost In My Bed- Respectable Enemy

Curtis McMurtry- Eleanor’s House- Respectable Enemy
Read More…

Torch & Twang 8/26

Justin Townes Earl’s new album Single Mothers is the anchor of our show tonight! Give it a first hand listen at 10!


**Playlist

Deer Tick- The Rock- Negativity

Jeffrey Martin- Man- Dogs In The Daylight

Read More…

Torch & Twang 8/12

Tune at 9 as we feature the Lone Bellow! At 10, it’s a stack of brand-new music for y’all. Enjoy!


**PLAYLIST

Foy Vance- You & I- Joy Of Nothing

The Felice Brothers- Lion- Favorite Waitress

Rich Robinson- In Comes The Night- The Ceaseless Sight

Chuck Prophet- Wish Me Luck- Night Surfer

Read More…

Torch & Twang 8/5

We’ve got a huge show tonight! From 8-12, you’ll here from new kids Sean Flinn & The Royal We, and an older kid (Willie Nelson)’s 2014 album Band of Brothers! Torch Recommends features a breaking artist at 9, and the New Music Portion is just that at 10. Stick around for a while!


Ben Miller Band- The Outsider- Any Way, Shape or Form

Patty Griffin- Ohio- American Kid

Locust Honey String Band- Righten That Wrong- I Never Let Me Cross Your Mind

Keb Mo- The Worst Is Yet To Come- Bluesamericana

Joe Henry- Lead Me On- The Invisible Hour
Read More…

Torch & Twang 7/29

We’ve got plenty of new never-before-heard tunes to share tonight, coming from the Ben Miller Band, Curtis McMurtry and more!


***PLAYLIST

Scott H. Biram- Slow & Easy- Nothin’ But Blood

Lily & Madeline- Sounds Like Somewhere- Lily & Madeline

Jonah Tolchin- Midnight Rain- Clover Lane

Down By The River- Puss N’ Boots- No Fools, No Fun

Drew Kennedy- Age and Color- Wide Listener

Read More…

Torch & Twang

We’ve got a new live album from John Mellencamp, kicking it back to his balmy July 31, ’03 performance of Trouble No More. To hear more new music from the Americana scene, tune in at 10pm!


**PLAYLIST

Miles Tackett- Just What I Need- The Fool Who Wonders

Scott H. Biram- Slow & Easy- Nothin’ But Blood

Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants- Pop A Top- All Hat & No Cattle

Southern Culture On The Skids- The Little Things- Dig This

Tony Trischka- Promontory Point- Great Big World

Read More…

Torch and Twang 7/15/14

It’s the week of Shovels & Rope! We’re spinning their new release, Swimmin’ Time, at about 10 o’clock!


**PLAYLIST

Carolina Story- When I Was Just A Boy- Chapter 2

The Whiskey Pickers- Song About A River- The Whiskey Pickers

Turchi- 450 Miles- Can’t Bury Your Past

Read More…

Torch & Twang 6/24/14

It’s a great show tonight featuring new music from Willie Nelson, the late Ray Price, and Stu Larson! Hang out to hear new and old artists alike.

**PLAYLIST


Tumbling Bones- Broken Things- Loving A Fool

The Infamous String Dusters- I’ll Get Away

Corb Lund- Hurtin’ Albertan- Counterfeit Blues

Jonah Tolchin- Mockingbird- Clover Lane

The Stray Birds- Loretta- Echo Sessions

Keb Mo- The Worst Is Yet To Come- Bluesamerica

Read More…

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  Scroll to top